music

From Censorship to State Sponsorship: The Fate of Jazz in the Soviet Union and Armenia

Jazz and Armenia have a complicated history. From its early beginnings under Soviet rule to contemporary interpretations of jazz, the genre is part of the fabric of Armenian cultural life.

history

From the Forgotten Pages of History: Margarit Babayan, Her Music, Her Passion and Komitas

The young girl, who was almost “killed” by the stunning music of Komitas Vardapet on a beautiful spring day in Tbilisi, was Margarit Babayan, a 28-year-old mezzo-soprano, who later would become a renowned singer and a vocal teacher across Europe, and be remembered as the beloved friend and muse of Komitas Vardapet.

armed forces

On the Use of the Army in Suppressing Protests in Armenia in March 2008

While Armenia’s second President Robert Kocharyan’s trial continues, Sossi Tatikyan writes about the need to amend relevant provisions of the Constitution to delineate the distinct responsibilities of the army and internal security forces, and to ensure checks and balances when declaring a state of emergency.

population

Armenia’s Demographic Profile: Facing Critical Depopulation

The fertility rate in Armenia is 1.6 births per woman. This year, five regions in the country registered mortality rates higher than their birth rates. The largest spike was in Lori marz. Experts say that the demographic rates are alarming.

Reader's Forum 

Welcome to EVN Report's Readers' Forum. This section is meant to create a space and platform for readers to be co-creators of engaged, credible journalism, to have a voice in driving policy development and to collaborate in bringing about a more informed public discourse. We want you, our reader, to be part of the conversation and that is why we are inviting you to read our White Papers, leave a comment, ask a question, make a recommendation and be part of the conversation.

Future Prospects for Foster Care for Children with Disabilities in Armenia

A child’s right to family life is enshrined in Armenian and international legal documents and considered a priority in Armenia’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan on the Protection of the Rights of the Child. Here is EVN Report's White Paper about specialized foster care for children with disabilities.

Quelling the Stormy Sea: A Child Finds Home

Nine centuries ago, Armenian scholar Mkhitar Gosh enshrined the rights of children in the Armenian national discourse. Protecting the rights of children, ensuring their care, education and health is the responsibility of the family and the state. Today, as in the past, it is also the love of others that can make all the difference.

The State and the Care of a Child

EVN Report discusses the policy of deinstitutionalizing orphanages and providing care for children with disabilities within the context of their right to family life with Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Zhanna Andreasyan.

The Place Where Love Lives

No child should be abandoned and no child should live in an institution. This is a story of a group of mothers whose concern, love and compassion is changing the lives of children with disabilities and their families.

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